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Production People
Stefano della Bella (Print made by)artist bio
Bella, Stefano della
b Florence, 17 May 1610; d Florence, July 1664
Title / Description
Frontispiece to Opere di Galileo Galilei
 
Date
1656
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
205 x 151 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower left: 'SDB'
State
only state
 
Provenance
private collection (purchased in 1971)
 
References
De Vesme and Massar 1971, no. 965 (only state) info
Alexandre de Vesme, revised by Phyllis Dearborn Massar, Stefano della Bella, New York, 1971

Rutgers 2012, pp. 3-12 info
Jaco Rutgers, 'A Frontispiece for Galileo's Opere: Pietro Anichini and Stefano della Bella', Print Quarterly 29 (2012), pp. 3-12.
 
Comment
There are two preparatory drawings for the print in the Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe degli Uffizi, Florence, inv. nos 7991 F and 8042 F. For the extensive documentation relating to its production, see Rutgers 2012.
 
Inventory Number
L.71.23
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Unmounted
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